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North Korea returns remains of soldiers to United States

U.S., North Korea meet to discuss remains of soldiers from Korean War
North Korea has transferred the remains of an unspecified number of soldiers killed in the Korean War, the White House said, a first step by Pyongyang to implement an agreement made in a landmark summit in Singapore in June, ABC News said.
The repatriation of remains of US soldiers missing in the 1950-53 conflict is seen as a modest diplomatic coup for US President Donald Trump because it was one of the agreements reached during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12.
"Today, (Kim) is fulfilling part of the commitment he made to the President to return our fallen American service members," the White House said in a statement.
A US military transport plane flew to an airfield in North Korea's north-eastern city of Wonsan to bring the remains to Osan air base in South Korea, the statement said.
A formal repatriation ceremony would be held at Osan on Wednesday, it said.
The remains are expected to be flown to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii for scientific testing to identify them.
The transfer of the remains coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement that ended fighting, although the two Koreas are technically still at war because a peace treaty was never signed.
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